Saturday, October 30, 2010

Won Park: Master "Money Folder" Origami

Education Fun:

Won Park – The Master of Origami Paper Folding

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.
Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not– both in stunning detail.

One Dollar Koi

One Dollar Butterfly

One Dollar Camera


I will do further research to see if he has a book of instructions published...
and check youtube for instructional videos... (I already found other people demonstrating
similar origami constructions, but not with the one dollar bill and not by the original Master
himself...  to be continued...  :-)


Good News!!!  I found a yahoo group dedicated to Won Park's origami art and he himself is a member of the group; here is the link:

ps: Won Park is a young man living in Hawaii... He does not fit the stereotype of an elder Japanese
monkish sage... to be continued...  :-)

The moneyfolders yahoo group has exacting diagrams and step-by-step written instructions, and many photographs and some youtube videos etc. to fill an Origami Museum...   :-)  This on-going daily message board and Origami Resource worldwide is an international treasure for teaching and learning and creating magical powerful art and science and community spirit with the simplest of materials and techniques...

This is the beginning of something wonderful for internet empowerment of ordinary and extraordinary people worldwide...and it is based on a small piece of paper that fits in the palm of your hand and is folded into the Creations of Infinite Possibilities...

Sincerely and Respectfully,



1 comment:

  1. I'd seen his koi fish a couple of years ago, and I still shake my head in disbelief whenever I see it. Amazing and inspiring design!